Have you ever consulted with a physician when starting a new diet?
Bothered to get some baseline tests like cholesterol, blood pressure, electrolytes, vitamin B12, iron, and then see in a couple weeks to a month how everything changes.
I find that everyone I know who diets primarily for weight loss ignores all other possible health effects.
I also find that doctors tend to wait 2–3 months before retesting patients who are changing their diets for health, which I think is a ridiculously long time.
Do you think if you made some extreme diet changes and within a month you saw very significant changes in some health measurments that it would influence you to keep going or abandon the diet? Let’s say you are losing a lot of weight, but your cholesterol gets very high, would you stick with it because you want the weight loss?